This is Waka. He is 8 years old and lives in Japan. He likes tap dancing and playing on his Nintendo 3DS.
On Sunday, Waka's mother (who wishes to remain anonymous) posted this adorable note her son wrote to Nintendo after breaking his console.
"I am sorry for soaking my 3DS in water. 3DS was always with me—I think I am determined to say goodbye. From now on, I will make sure to tightly close my water bottle. I sincerely apologize."
Twitter users quickly started sending messages of sympathy to the little boy.
"Your son is wonderful! I wish he'll continue to take care of everything with such love. Great job on making the phone call and writing the letter! Hope his effort is rewarded."
"I've had a similar experience. I can tell his sadness and remorse from his letter. To your son, I'm sure that it'll be fixed. Once it's fixed, make sure to play a lot."
"I think this child has taught me something important. We often take things for granted since we're the ones paying for things. But I would like to once again have gratitude towards people who made and provide things."
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, the mother explained that Waka was incredibly fond of the console, which he received a little over a year ago.
"He's not crying anymore. But seeing him read the playing guide for games, I can tell he's still sad," she said. "My son will be paying for the repair cost. He will have to use his 6-months' worth of his allowance. He still wishes to use the old 3DS instead of getting a new one since he is so attached to it."
However, on Thursday the mother shared images of Waka reunited with his 3DS on Twitter, along with a new note from her son.
"My 3DS has come back. The inside was pretty much the same, but the outside was clean and new. However, I am just happy that my 3DS came back to me. Everyone on Choitter [Twitter] , thank you for your support. I will continue to treasure my 3DS."
A happy ending for all.
Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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